WILLIAM G. DALTON was Vice President of Corporate Relations for Clayton Companies in Wall Township from 2003 until 2009, where he managed all external affairs for the corporation, including media, government (state and federal), community and industry associations. Prior to this, he was Vice President for Global Public Affairs for International Flavors and Fragrances. He joined IFF in 1982 and was responsible for establishing the company’s first public affairs department. Bill has also served as Assistant Vice President, Corporate Relations, for the New Jersey Natural Gas Company, and from 1977 until 1981, he was Corporate Relations Manager for CIBA-GEIGY. From 1974 until 1977, he was a United States Senate Staff Director in Washington D.C. From 1988 through 1992, Bill brought his political expertise back home and served as Mayor of Interlaken, NJ.
Bill is a graduate of Wagner College, where he earned an Assocaite degree. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1968 from Monmouth University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Rutgers University and the University of Manchester, England in 1974. He served as an adjunct professor at Georgian Court College, teaching Public Affairs in the college’s Business Administration department.
Bill’s interests also include the preservation of wildlife and the environment. He spearheaded habitat restoration programs that assisted in the return of the once endangered osprey. Bill is active in many environmental organizations. An avid nature photographer, Bill’s photographs and articles have been published in regional magazines, numerous NGO publications and National Geographic.